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smallmouthguide    0
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Well, I finally put together some photos from our July 2006 Basswood trip. We were fortunate enough to spend 3 weeks at a resort on Moose Lake and I portaged in to Basswood each day with 6 days off over the 3 week period to get my land legs back. The water temps this year were less than 70 degrees for the first 5 days and after that it became hot to say the least. Fishing was tougher than usual this year, but persistence usually pays off and it did.

Much of my fishing was done alone, but it was a welcomed break for me since I needed some time alone after a hectic Spring/early Summer guiding schedule.

I did get a chance to hook up with Bob Dahl (Dr. Bob) a local veteran of Basswood with a degree in camping, fishing, local landmarks and gourmet sandwich preparation. Bob and I took a relaxed approach to our day on Basswood considering the drought and area heat wave along with the distant forest fires. We still managed a 28 1/4..28 1/2.. and a 31 inch walleye.

Part of our afternoon was spent sight seeing and we managed to get some photos of the old sunken steam boiler in Hoist Bay. Then we ventured into Back Bay getting some nice bonus photos of a cow and her calf hunkered down in the shade.

Bob and I stopped off at Skidway campsite for a brief visit with Bob's pals Pogo and Darrel who were relaxing in the water sitting in their lawn chairs. We also ran into my friends Jim and Becky from Indiana and they were also camping. Jim stated they were getting low on Ice so I brought up a few blocks the next day.

I did a guided trip for Roger Banks from Harvey Illinois who was staying on Shagawa Lake and was able to put him on a 27 1/2 and 28 inch Basswood walleye along with some nice keeper size eyes. This was his 5th guided trip with me over the years and he sure enjoys himself. Overall the fishing was somewhat slow this year, but Basswood still managed to yield some real trophy fish for us just as it always does. The total mileage on the water for the 3 weeks was 511 miles and that was with cutting back from prior years travels.

Most of my fishing was done back trolling in waters averaging from 16 to 36 ft. Lindy rigs with 6 # test line and & # 8 hooks accounted for most of the trophy size fish. 40 inch northern...21 inch smallies & walleyes up to 31 inches. Basswood is an outstanding body of water, but the fishing slows down rapidly as the sun creeps up toward the noon position. That's generally the best time for a lunch break, site seeing, or a nice swim. Depending on the wind and cloud cover you can experience exceptions to this pattern. Late afternoon fishing usually begins to pick up as the evening approaches.

*All of the lunker size fish were photo and release as usual. Many of my awesome fish were caught when alone so I couldn't get photos of them.

If you would like to see some of the fish photos along with some other shots of interesting sites from my 2006 July Basswood trip click my web-page I'm looking forward to next years trip with hopefully some cooler weather. My wife Kathy did manage some nice fish on the days she fished with me. She also like$ to vi$it Fortune Bay Ca$ino to play bingo and the $lot$ twice a week and $omehow managed to come out ahead thi$ year.

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See ya on the water,

smallmouthguide

GOD BLESS THE BWCA!

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Northlander    71
Northlander

SMguide where did ya get the blue fox marker buoys. Do those ones extend? I had one a long time ago and as luck would have it it was taken out of my boat.

Do they still make them? Please e-mail me any info you have. Thanks.

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fishermn    0
fishermn

Awesome pics! Makes me wish I was hitting Basswood again this year, but with Bow season right around the corner, I just dont think its in the cards frown.gif

I'd also like to know if you have any info about the Blue Fox marker bouy's. Mine is getting pretty ragged after 7 years...

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smallmouthguide    0
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I checked out the Blue Fox web-site and markers are not listed in the product line. I'll try to check around my area some may still be in stock somewhere. Some of mine extend and some don't. To me they are the best ones I've ever had for distance viewing.

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Northlander    71
Northlander

I agree I like them much better than tho old "Monkey N@t$.". If you do find any please let me know I would love to have a set of 3 if possible. I dont think they are made anymore but I could be wrong.

If you find them I would gladly pay ya for what you had into them.

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You guys obviously fish other areas than me.....I have been trying to figure out how to make markers less visible, due to the magnetic power they emit towards other boats.. grin.gif Nice pics and story Smallie, looks like a riot...

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Northlander    71
Northlander

Jerkin I hear ya on that one. If Im fishing areas where I get a lot of "marker jumpers" I either dont use on or toss a black or blue one out. These markers are great when your not worried about the guys moving in on ya.

The older ones telescoped up and you could see them a mile away and the newer ones, that I still cant find anymore, are just a bit less visible but still better than the round or square ones ya find all over. I usually use them in Canada or around here when its low traffic.

I have been known to toss out a "dumby" marker every once in a while though. grin.gif

Its a blast watching guys who think they found your honey hole catch Rock Bass one after another! tongue.gif

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Surface Tension    262
Surface Tension

Good to see you here Lee and thanks for the report.

Dr Bob is the camp site guru isn't he.

Northlander, I have a couple Blue Fox markers buoys. grin.gif

Yep there are highly viable and don't get used to often but when you need them they are really nice. grin.gif

I might be willing to consider trading one grin.gif....Hmm how many Blue Fox Tinglers do you have left? shocked.gifshocked.gifshocked.gifgrin.gifgrin.gif

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Northlander    71
Northlander

How many do ya want? wink.gif

Serioulsy though I would give up a few Tinglers for a buoy or two. Thanks man.

Ya Dr.Bob packs everything including the kitchen sink. Man I never saw a guy light a campfire with a propane torch before I met Bob.

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Casaloma    0
Casaloma

If you try the old film canister buoy, people could also miss the trick! Give it a little of your favorite tape & only you will be aware as you float by.

Later, -CLoma

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Hillbiehle

I seldom use marker buoys, but when needed I've wrapped them in duct tape. They are almost too invisible from a distance....

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